Dr Rita Shelton Deverell

To be clear, I was born in Houston, Texas Negro Hospital in 1945, grew up in the same Black ghetto, and went to the same high school, as George Floyd. I have been Black and female all the 75 years since birth: Since immigrating to Canada in 1967, becoming a Canadian citizen in 1975, being a broadcaster, media and theatre artist, and public intellectual for 50 years, the co-founder of Vision TV, news director at APTN, and the publication of American Refugees: Turning to Canada for Freedom, 2019, University of Regina Press.